PI: Christian Steidl

Dr. Christian Steidl, 5 floor CRC lab, BC Cancer Agency


Academic positions and Awards

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Senior Scientist, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre
  • Department Head, Lymphoid Cancer Research
  • Research Director, Centre for Lymphoid Cancer
  • Associate Faculty Member CIHR/MSFHR Bioinformatics Training Program
  • Associate Faculty Member Interdisciplinary Oncology Program
  • Career Investigator of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award
  • 2017 member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists


Short Biography

Dr. Steidl is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology (University of British Columbia) and Lymphoid Cancer Research (BC Cancer Agency). He is holding an MD degree from the University of Muenster, Germany, and a PhD equivalent degree from University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany. Dr. Steidl has expertise in clinical malignant hematology, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, next-generation sequencing and functional genomics. Dr. Steidl joined the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in 2006. He is currently supervising a translational research laboratory focusing on the pathogenesis of B cell lymphomas. Dr. Steidl is most known for his work on biomarkers in Hodgkin lymphoma and discovery of novel gene fusions in B cell lymphomas. He has authored 74 refereed articles in the field of hematological malignanices and has been an invited speaker at many conferences. He also serves as a member of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Panel of Scientific Advisors and the Medical Expert Committee of the Cancer Research Society. Dr. Steidl holds research funding as the principle investigator by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), the Canadian Hematology Society (CHS), and is co-investigator on a Genome Canada grant to advance personalized treatments of lymphoid cancer patients. Dr. Steidl also holds a career investigator award by the Michael-Smith Foundation for Health Research and a New Investigator Award by the CIHR.


Full Curriculum Vitae